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2013 HGA230 Qualitative Research Methods

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA330

Not Offered


Teaches students how to conduct qualitative research focusing on techniques of observation, in-depth interviewing, and data analysis. The unit has a practical orientation with computer lab sessions that focus on learning skills rather than discussing theory, and assignments that are based on learning how to use these skills. Consideration is also given to the role of qualitative methods in social policy and the formulation of research proposals.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Level 200: 2 x 1,000 word assignments (10% ea), 2,000 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (40%)
Level 300: 2 x 1,000 word assignments (10% ea), 2,500 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (40%)


1 lecture and 1.5 hour lab weekly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology

STAFF: A/Prof R Julian

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